It’s been a very long time since I’ve blogged a game I’ve played. On my blogger blog I have games played quite recently. I enjoyed this game, in particular how I was allowed to use my Knight to multi-fork my opponent! I always try to keep my Knights for their unusual moves. You can play through the game interactively. I played black in this game – my favourite colour to play. Please click HERE to play through the game. The link will open in a new window. My opponent eventually resigned – which I don’t blame him, but since he’s a relatively good player, I was surprised that he was prepared to lose his Rook without capturing my Knight. He could have moved his Queen on the first rank to capture my Knight in order to gain a piece. [image2] Another multi-fork was possible, but he cleverly avoided it by moving his Bishop and ‘forced’ me to move my Queen. On the third image you can see the end position and why he resigned. If you look at my position, you can also see why I knew I was in a safe position and why I didn’t make an effort to be in a more secure position – with my King.
Here are the moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.h3 Nf6 4.d3 h6 5.Nc3 Be7 6.a3 O-O 7.Be2 a6 8.O-O Nc6 9.Re1 Be6 10.Be3 Qd7 11.d4 exd4 12.Bxd4 d5 13.e5 Nh5 14.Nd2 Nf4 15.Bf3 Nxd4 16.Ne2 Ndxe2+ 17.Bxe2 Ng6 18.c3 Nxe5 19.Bf3 Nc6 20.b3 b5 21.a4 b4 22.cxb4 Bxb4 23.Re2 Bxd2 24.Rxd2 Nb4 25.Rd4 Rfb8 26.Qe1 Nc2 27.Qd2 Nxa1 28.Bxd5 Bxd5 29.Rxd5 Qe6 30.Rd3 Nxb3 31.Qc3 Rb7 32.Rg3 g6 33.Re3 Qd6 34.Qc4 Nc5 35.Rf3 Rb1+
Unfolded subtle moves
squared and checked
through minds and space
time and time again:
encompassing en passanting
surrendered: piece by piece
‘Thou shall not move’
Move 28.Qxe7+ Qxe7
My opponent on her way to capture my pawn, so I’m closing in with my Queen to make the final move – and to capture a Rook the same time… that’s what I thought the ‘plan’ was…
Move 33. …. Rb1 Qxb1+ leads to a lost Rook with move 35.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 Bg4 4.d4 Bxf3 5.Qxf3 Qe7 6.Nc3 exd4 7.Nd5 Qd7 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bf4 a6 10.Qd3 Nc6 11.e5 dxe5 12.Bxe5 f6 13.Nxc7+ Kd8 14.Nxa8 fxe5 15.Nb6 Qd6 16.Qf5 Qb4+ 17.c3 Qxb6 18.Qxf8+ Kd7 19.Qf7+ Nge7 20.Be6+ Kd6 21.O-O g5 22.Qf6 Rd8 23.Bf5+ Kc7 24.Qf7 Qxb2 25.Rab1 Qxc3 26.Be4 Qa3 27.Bxc6 bxc6 28.Qxe7+ Qxe7 29.Rb3 Kd6 30.Rb6 a5 31.Rc1 Rc8 32.Rcb1 Qe6 33.R1b5 Qxa2 34.Ra6 Qa1+ 35.Rb1 Qxb1+
Playing black, I completed this game today. My opponent, a female, is a deadly player. She frustrated me quite a lot with her style of playing. So much, that I nearly resigned the game, as I felt there was not really a ‘plan‘ according to her style/moves. She was just attacking left, right and centre and used her Queen everywhere. I soon realised that I might stand a chance of winning the game, for the way she played and sometimes it felt like she was moving pieces randomly. That of course frustrated me too, but guess it might work great in chess – if that’s what you try to get your opponent to be. Loosing her Queen was the ultimate sign of lack of concentration and I knew there was no way she could win the game anymore and I was patiently waiting for the next error, which was the Rook-move. Rook A6 and I responded with QA1. Thou shall not move.…sounded.
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Enjoy the two clips with some beautiful music! This song is called ‘My hart het ‘n kleine venster’ in Afrikaans, also available on youtube in German. [‘my heart has a little window’ – translated directly]